Nazia Wadee (Photo: Cindy Ellis)
The Miss Earth pageant forms part of what is known as the "Big Four" international pageants which also includes Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International. The titles are seen as the most prestigious to own worldwide.
As with the other pageants, the national costume round is a big part of the competition. The theme for contestant's costumes this year is the national flower of their country.
The dress was created by local designer Sonwabile Ndamase who is well known for designing the iconic Madiba shirt.
According to the national director for Miss Earth SA, Ella Bella, it took about six weeks for the design to go from inception to a complete outfit.
Who knows, maybe the Protea will bring luck to Nazia as well and help her bring home the crown.
The Miss Earth South Africa Organisation also shared images of the beautiful evening gown Nazia will be wearing at the competition. The dress was designed by Fati Gani.